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Ode to a smelly man

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Ode to a smelly man

Sweeny Smith, and Dizzy May.

Lauren County grand motel
It’s a weird old place to be
I used to go there quite a lot
It really pleasured me
To know that nothing’s what it seems
It’s a scary kind of place
Where one meets the dregs of life
And none there have much grace.

There’s Sweeny smith, he’s big and strong
And he’s a scary guy
He really doesn’t like the world
And no one knows quite why
They Say his father dropped him when
He was a tiny lad
And now the man is not himself
Most people think he’s mad.

Now Sweeny, he is quite a man
But he hasn’t learned a lot
But most they can put up with him
Though one thing he is not
He’s not the cleanest of the men
Who live at that Motel
And though folk try to like the man
They hate old Sweeny’s smell.

One day the others got old Sweeny
And put him in a tub
They got a great big scrubbing brush
And gave him such a scrub
Now Sweeny did not like this much
And he caused such a stir
With people flying round the room
Such a frenzy did occur.

Then Dizzy May came on the scene
And Sweeny loved her so
He wanted her to stay with him
He would not let her go
Old Dizzy, She quite liked the man
But she didn’t like his smell
So she came up with a little plan
And she did Sweeny tell

‘Now look here Sweeny, here’s the deal
If you really love me so
Then you must take a bath each day
Or out the door you’ll go‘.
Now Sweeny didn’t like that much
But he loved old Dizzy may
And so he told her lovingly
‘I’ll take a bath each day‘.

And now the people look at Sweeny
With a different kind of air
Cause when he’s with his Dizzy May
You can smell them everywhere
But it is such a lovely smell
Of the sweetest kind of flowers
And now When Sweeny walks on past
There’s none that from him cower.

18 June 2013 @ 1635hrs.


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  1. Date: 6/19/2013 7:44:00 AM

    Very creative and entertaining read, did enjoy this :)

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 10:07:00 AM

    I like the change in this poem. nice ending *luv ~ SKAT ~

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 6/18/2013 2:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you skat, I am over the moon that you enjoyed...Peter
  1. Date: 6/18/2013 5:35:00 AM

    Good morning Peter wow what a story. I walk to remember a smelly man. love can make one do the extreme. nice air.... and I love the new fresh and sweet ending air.... xox...linda

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 6/18/2013 5:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Linda, you're getting up and I'm going to bed LOl Thank you for your nice comments on my poem. these comments make it even more worthwhile than they already are. I wrote that this evening cause I was bored, and put it on in case someone liked it, didn't expect much, so I am very pleased that you liked it Peter
  1. Date: 6/18/2013 4:03:00 AM

    what a poem Peter it has everything a joy to read with my 1st cuppa of the day I love it rating and fav Shadow x smile

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 6/18/2013 5:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Shadow, I always appreciate your comments very much